IBM Processor Yields
eeTimes reports that while IBM is running at full capacity at its 200 and 300 nm fabs, it continues to wrestle with chip yields.
Even so, IBM claims that it is close to resolving these yield issues which Apple has pointed to as a reason for shipping delays for the Xserve G5.
IBM's chip yields "are not quite where we would like them to be," said John Kelly III, senior vice president and group executive of IBM's Systems and Technology Group. "Lately, our defect densities have improved quite rapidly. We expect to do a better job to meet the demand of our customers," he said during a conference call on Wednesday (May 12).